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O'Quinn Cairo III

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O'Quinn Cairo III
BornO'Quinn Cairo III
circa 1922
DiedAugust 11, 2000 (age 77)
NationalityAmerican/African American

O'Quinn Cairo (c.1922-2000), a magician for over seventy years, was one of the first African American members of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.


Cairo held I.B.M. number 50128 and was a member of Austin Ring 60 almost from its beginnings. He served two terms as Ring 60 president in the 1970's.

Also a member of the Texas Association of Magicians, he was named "Magician laureate of the State of Texas" by Governor Bill Clements in 1981.[1]


  1. Broken Wand, Linking Ring, October 2000